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Joe Biel is a self-made #ActuallyAutistic publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. He is the founder/manager of Microcosm Publishing and co-founder of the Portland Zine Symposium. He tours with his films on the Dinner and Bikes program and has been featured in Time Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Utne Reader, Portland Mercury, Oregonian, Broken Pencil, Readymade, Punk Planet, Profane Existence, Spectator (Japan), G33K (Korea), and Maximum Rocknroll. He is the author of People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book BusinessGood Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the SpectrumManspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior, Make a Zine, The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting, Beyond the Music, Bamboozled, Bipedal, By Pedal, and more. He is the director of the documentaries Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, If It Ain't Cheap, It Ain't Punk, Of Dice & Men, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film seriesThe Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy described Biel as "not trained in pedagogy." His work can be found at joebiel.net

Patch #231: One Less/Fewer Truck

Patch #231: One Less/Fewer Truck

by Joe Biel

Gotta get the kids to school, groceries back from the store, and lumber to the job site? Look no more! Get your cycle ...

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Patch #234: Health and Money

Patch #234: Health and Money

by Joe Biel

You know, we all keep looking for more ways to improve our health and save money. But the most basic and obvious steps ...

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Patch #235: Disability Rights: Power to the People

Patch #235: Disability Rights: Power to the People

by Joe Biel

It was requested by you, our fans, and we listen. Just like those who take pride on their bike wheels or ped feet, ...

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Patch #236: Library Gearz

Patch #236: Library Gearz

by Joe Biel

Ever notice how social change happens?  1) People get educated... say, at the library 2) A person gets thinking ...

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Patch #237: Evolution Gal

Patch #237: Evolution Gal

by Joe Biel

If you feel like bicycling makes your life better, the world better, and helps you be your best self, this patch is for ...

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Patch #238: Feminist Chainring Fist

Patch #238: Feminist Chainring Fist

by Joe Biel, Elly Blue and Cecilia Granata

Sometimes it's hard to sum up the totality of who you are in a single symbol. Peace signs, anarchy symbols, rainbows, ...

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Patch #241: My Feminism Helps You Too

Patch #241: My Feminism Helps You Too

by Joe Biel and Elly Blue

So often we are told that feminism means that someone else is losing something. But intersectional feminism doesn't ...

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Patch #242: Black Lives Matter

Patch #242: Black Lives Matter

by Joe Biel and Elly Blue

For all that our media tries to make other countries scary--"Dangerous Mexico!" "Scary Iran!" "Deadly Columbia!"--forty ...

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Patch #243: Legalize Blackness

Patch #243: Legalize Blackness

by Joe Biel and Elly Blue

For all that our media tries to make other countries scary--"Dangerous Mexico!" "Scary Iran!" "Deadly Columbia!"--forty ...

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Patch #244: Autistic Lives Matter

Patch #244: Autistic Lives Matter

by Joe Biel

From day-today difficulties in socializing, inflexible routines, and sensitivity to noises to the fact that a ...

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The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #2: Brutal Honest Tea

The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #2: Brutal Honest Tea

by Joe Biel

Joe Biel explains four years of his life in "Brutal Honest Tea," about honest communication, the opportunity costs ...

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The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #3: Fixing the Plumbing

The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #3: Fixing the Plumbing

by Joe Biel

Joe Biel strives to find logic, purpose, and meaning in his existence once again. This issue is about friends having ...

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The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #4: A month on the road with $100 and a t-shirt

The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #4: A month on the road with $100 and a t-shirt

by Joe Biel

Three years after the fact Joe busts out a zine tour based zine about "Cocoon: The Road Trip" from 2004. A ...

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The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #5: Sickness and Health

The Perfect Mix Tape Segue #5: Sickness and Health

by Joe Biel

This new issue details over fifteen years of Joe Biel's improving and declining physical health as he battles ...

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Pests Unite Tote Bag

Pests Unite Tote Bag

by Joe Biel, Cecilia Granata and Aaron Renier

In our latest effort to flirt with you, we've designed these tote bags. They are lovingly made by the woman-owned ...

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Pin #018: Question Everything

Pin #018: Question Everything

by Joe Biel

Ignorance is merely complacency. Take nothing at face value. Get curious! 

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Pin #020: Real Men Don't Use Violence

Pin #020: Real Men Don't Use Violence

by Joe Biel

 "Real men don't use violence" says this button. 

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Pin #046: Pro Choice

Pin #046: Pro Choice

by Joe Biel

Because no one should be anti-women's free will. 

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Pin #051: Viva Zapatistas

Pin #051: Viva Zapatistas

by Joe Biel

The Zapatistas are a group of indigenous Native Americans living in Chiapas, Mexico. They are constantly being ...

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Pin #109: Punk Rock Changed My Life

Pin #109: Punk Rock Changed My Life

by Joe Biel

Sincerely, Punk Nation. 

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Pin #126: Resist Gossip

Pin #126: Resist Gossip

by Joe Biel

Gossip dies when it hits a wise person's ears. 

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Pin #127: Chainring Heart

Pin #127: Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel, Aaron Renier and alex wrekk

The Microcosm chainring heart logo, in colorful goodness, on a button.

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Pin #141: Orwell Was Right

Pin #141: Orwell Was Right

by Joe Biel

Is it 1984 or am I going crazy from being watched by the government? Oh George, if only we had heeded your warning ...

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Pin #145: Put The Fun Between Your Legs

Pin #145: Put The Fun Between Your Legs

by Joe Biel

Do you love bicycling so much that you want to wear it on a button? Let's celebrate fun and raciness. 

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Pin #147: Evolution

Pin #147: Evolution

by Joe Biel

Don't just spin your wheels, evolve! This button is perfect if you cycle or believe in, you know, evolution. Whatever ...

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Pin #149: Sweetheart Chainring

Pin #149: Sweetheart Chainring

by Joe Biel

A real, classic chainring set from approximately the 1950s. Love your bike means something real here!

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Pin #173: Free Parking

Pin #173: Free Parking

by Joe Biel

Grab your U-lock and get out there! 

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Pin #176: Ask me about freeway removal

Pin #176: Ask me about freeway removal

by Joe Biel

Freeways are handy for going long distances, but in cities they are too often used to destroy and divide some ...

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Pin #177: Save $8,000 and smile more

Pin #177: Save $8,000 and smile more

by Joe Biel

Cars cost the average driver $8000 a year. Your smile is worth a million. This button? Priceless. 

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